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Mar 6, 2024

’Berg Admission SCHEDs light on college opportunities

For more than four decades, Heidelberg has been providing local and area high school students with information to learn more about the next step in their education journey. On Wednesday, about 200 high school juniors and seniors descended on Seiberling Gymnasium today to take part in the university’s annual Seneca County Higher Ed Day (SCHED)
Mar 4, 2024

Spring Break in Belize: Exploring Caribbean biogeography

Five students are spending their spring break in San Pedro, Belize, Central America, together with their professor Dr. Amy Berger. This week-long trip is the primary component for their “Caribbean Biogeography” class. While there, the students are spending time investigating the northern hemisphere’s largest barrier reef system. They will also have
Feb 28, 2024

40 for a Legacy, and 10 to Break a Curse: Matthew Kennedy’s Passion Project

Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory Dr. Matthew Kennedy has undertaken a unique project: leaving his legacy and breaking a curse. The Curse of the Ninth is a well-documented superstition in the world of music and symphony-writing. Greats like Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Anton Bruckner died before or during the composition of
Feb 27, 2024

Athletics adds 24th sport -- women's wrestling -- coming in Fall '25

Heidelberg has announced plans to add women's wrestling as a varsity sport for the 2025-26 academic year. The addition of the team brings the number of varsity programs -- under the leadership of Athletic Director Greg Cooper -- to 24. Heidelberg will become the fifth OAC school to sponsor women's wrestling at the varsity level. "We have had a
Feb 23, 2024

Justice Jog: A strong connection to belonging, unity

During Black History Month on Heidelberg’s campus, observances and celebrations have highlighted cultural expression, participation, and making information more accessible. Events organized by Aaron Nelson, ’10, director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, have been designed to meet people where they’re at. The campus community participated in
Feb 23, 2024

Donors open doors; on TAG Day, we say thanks!

We aDOORe our donors, and because we do … 1,300--plus thank-you cards to donors were signed … more than 100 students participated in sharing their appreciation by volunteering to sign the cards … 400-plus “tags” were placed across campus … thank-you cards are headed for mailboxes now. The rainy, gray day certainly couldn’t dampen the spirits of
Feb 22, 2024

4 faculty colleagues honored for teaching, research, service

Four faculty members have been honored for their excellence in teaching, research, commitment to the humanities and distinguished service to the campus. The recognition and presentation of the annual Faculty Awards took place in conjunction with the winter Board of Trustees annual dinner, in Wickham Great Hall on Thursday, Feb. 15. Huge
Feb 21, 2024

On Day of Giving, Heidelberg surpasses goal, thanks to donor generosity

Nearly 200 donors showed their love for Heidelberg on the annual Day of Giving on Valentine’s Day, helping to surpass the goal of $70,000 for The Heidelberg Fund. Overall, donors gave gifts and pledges totaling $72,545 – up from last year’s Day of Giving total of $42,040. “We always say every gift matters, whether it’s small or large, but it truly
Feb 21, 2024

HYPE speaker Cheryl Cran shares future-ready workplace skills

Cheryl Cran – author, thought leader and future-of-work expert – gave students a flood of valuable insights and advice about expanding perspectives and professional opportunities and learning and growing at the speed of change in the working world. Her high-energy presentation on Wednesday kicked off HYPE Career Ready® for the spring semester. One
Feb 20, 2024

'Berg gets grant to offer computer science endorsement, free for K-12 teachers

Beginning this fall, K-12 teachers will have an opportunity to gain a Computer Science Teacher Endorsement through Heidelberg University, free of charge. That’s because Heidelberg has received $290,000 in funds from the Teach CS Grant through the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). The grant will provide funding for 1,100 Ohio educators to
Feb 19, 2024

Men's Basketball punches ticket to OAC tourney

WILMINGTON - The Heidelberg men's basketball team had four players in double figures, including a double-double by Isaiah Young, en route to a 79-70 victory over Wilmington College on Saturday. HU closes the regular season winning three of their final five games. With the win, the Student Princes punched their ticket to this week's OAC Tournament
Feb 19, 2024

Small but mighty Speech Team wins State Championship

Heidelberg’s Speech Team continued their successful season at the Ohio Forensics Association’s State Tournament at Akron University on February 17. Together, Kelsey Stanfield, Ellis Herner, Taylor Ratliff and Belle Lawrence combined their talents to bring home the 2024 Team State Championship (President’s Division). Kelsey led the team’s efforts
Feb 16, 2024

Where HU Takes U: Joanna Catalano

Once a part of the Heidelberg family, always a part of the Heidelberg family – but after graduation, our Student Princes are now the hard-working and ever-learning leaders of a new community. In our new web series, we’re checking in with our recent grads about their Heidelberg journeys, and asking them Where HU Takes U. Joanna Catalano Joanna
Feb 14, 2024

Tree Campus, USA: 'Berg receives recognition for campus' ecological beauty

In September 2022, President Rob Huntington gave retired Professor of Biology Dr. Ken Baker the go-ahead to explore two proposals to recognize and celebrate the beauty and ecological diversity of Heidelberg’s uniquely wooded campus grounds. The first project came to fruition during Alumni Weekend on June 9, 2023, with the ded